4-HFCS Response to K-12 Education Issues by mcb12915

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									4-H/FCS Response to K-12
     Education Issues
    State Advisory Council
      February 10, 2009
K-12 Response

North Carolina Cooperative Extension
   Department of 4-H Youth Development and
    Family & Consumer Sciences
     Youth and Family Programs/Outreach
        Economic Opportunity
        Educational Excellence
        Health/Well-Being
K-12 Response

 Department of 4-H Youth Development and
  Family & Consumer Sciences
   4-H Youth Development Program
      4-H - 100 years in NC (2009)
            Evolution of Corn Growing and Tomato Canning Clubs
            Youth Member and Youth Serving Organization
            239,000 4-H youth in North Carolina
            24,000 4-H volunteers in North Carolina
            101 4-H agents
            150+ 4-H youth county professionals
            35 faculty and staff on NCSU campus
            Five residential camping properties
K-12 Response

 Department of 4-H Youth Development and
  Family & Consumer Sciences
   Family & Consumer Sciences Program
      Evolution of Home Demonstration Clubs per Jane
       McKimmon (1911)
      101 FCS county agents
      10,000 ECA members/volunteers
      35 faculty and staff on campus
K-12 Response

 What are North Carolinians saying?
   NC Cooperative Extension
      5-Year Environmental Scan - 2007
         25,000 citizens participating in the survey process
         9 major themes
         5 themes highlighted: Youth and Families
             Health and Physical Activity
             Parenting and Life Skills
             Educational Achievement
             Workforce Development
             Civic Engagement
K-12 Response

 What are North Carolinians saying?
   UNC Tomorrow Report
        2,700 citizens attended
        1,000 faculty, students and staff
        6,700 on-line respondents
        7 Major Themes
           Children and Their Future
              Teacher quantity and quality
              Science and math
              Teaching quality
              Graduate rate/drop-out issue
              Educational continuum (K-20)
K-12 Response

Chancellor Oblinger’s priorities
   Leadership Development
   Education Innovation
   Health and Wellness
   Economic Development
   Energy Innovation
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Delivery Methods - how we deliver
      Extension Professional delivered
          Guest lecturer or targeted program
      Teacher delivered
          School enrichment, after-school program
      Volunteer delivered
          Community-based clubs
          Mentoring/Coaching
      Teen delivered
          Teens Reaching Youth
      Camping Program delivered
      Technical Assistance
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      4-H STEM Initiative
          Relevant science lessons to supplement
              Lessons and Curriculum Kits available
          Integrated into Standard Course of Study
          Research from the University
              Reducing time from discovery to application
          Train-the-Teacher training
          Volunteer-friendly
          Subject areas examples include:
              Plant science, animal science, environmental
                science, physics, engineering.
K-12 Response
 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      JUNTOS Para Una Mejor Educacion (Together for a
       Better Education)
          Builds on Latino Parent, Family Advocacy, Support
           Program (Durham County, 2001)
          Targets 6th through 12th graders to reduce drop-out rate
           for Latino youth, improve academic performance and
           promote interest in higher education.
          Moore County Pilot (87% family completion/0% drop-out)
              Significant increases in parental knowledge of high
                school graduation requirements and knowing where
                to get help.
              Significant increase in understanding access
                requirements and support for higher education.
              Significant increase in communication between
                teachers and parents.
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      High School Graduation Project
          4-H history in project-based learning
              4-H projects provide an opportunity for youth to
                determine an area of interest, conduct research,
                prepare and present their research findings.
          County 4-H professionals working with teachers to assist
           youth in project identification, design and presentation.
          Builds on the strengths of 4-H and provides youth an
           opportunity to showcase their work through 4-H
           presentation program.
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Bertie County Agriscience High School
          Collaboration between NCSU College of Agriculture and
           Life Science, NC New Schools Project and Bertie County
           Schools
          Building on the natural resource and economic assets of
           the region
          Early College Model (five year program that would provide
           high school graduation and 2 years of college completed).
          Increasing interest from economic development, private
           business, educational partners and agribusiness
           community.
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      4-H Youth Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
          2007 - 10,434 youth started their own business enterprise
          Focused on helping youth to understand that it is not only
           about getting a good job; it could be about starting a
           business.
          Focused helping youth design business plans and
           developing a sustainable business.
          Partnering with DPI and NC Rural Center
          Financial Literacy
              National Endowment on Financial Education
              Partnership with ROTC, DPI and State Employee’s
                Credit Union
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Health/Nutrition Programs
          EFNEP - Expanded Food & Nutrition Program
             43 counties in North Carolina
             Limited resource youth (9,500/year) and families
              (4,600/year)
          SNAP-ED - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
             31 counties in North Carolina
             3rd grade audience - 2,500/year
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Gates County Planning Process Pilot
          Requested by School Superintendent and County
           Extension Director.
          Recognized need to develop a comprehensive plan that
           engaged the community to address the drop-out challenge.
          Conducted pilot process with campus faculty.
          Implementing plan and developing benchmarks for
           tracking success of the plan.
          Focusing on building upon the strengths/assets of the
           community.
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      4-H Operation Military Kids (4-H OMK)
          Support over 123,000 active duty, reserve and guard
           troops in North Carolina.
          Provide mentoring and educational support.
          Offer summer camping programs.
          4-H programs and opportunities to assist with the family
           challenges faced from youth of deployed parents.
          HERO Packs for students - school supplies
          Training for teachers and counselors that are impacted by
           this issue in their school.
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Community Engagement and Volunteer Administration
          4-H Volunteers engaged in support of education
          Extension Community Association (ECA)
          Parenting Education
              Attendance, Achievement and Literacy of the School
               System
              Parents as Teachers
          Grandparents as Parents
K-12 Education

NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Planning Outdoor Playground Environments
         Development of an instructional and evaluation guide
          for developing playground environments that are
          safe and educational.
         Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale
         www.poemsnc.org
K-12 Response

 NC Cooperative Extension 4-H and FCS
   Programs/Initiatives - what we deliver
      Camping Education Programs
          Special interest topics: GPS, Team-building, Astronomy,
           Environmental, Health and Fitness , Wildlife Management,
           Conservation,
          One-Day or Multiple-Day Experiences
          Trained staff on site
          Accredited by the American Camp Association
K-12 Response

 Summary
   We offer:
      Statewide Network - professionals and volunteers.
      Professional Expertise - youth and family issues.
      Connection to two Land-Grant Universities
          NC State University
          NC A&T State University
      Historical record of creating change in local communities.
   We welcome:
      Opportunities to partner and collaborate with you for our
       children, youth, families and communities.

								
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